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Law Office of Yuriy Moshes P.C. blog is a law firm blog for up to date content. Check back here often for news, legal developments and tips. We look forward to hearing from you and thanks for reading our blog. We welcome suggestions on topics you would like featured in the blog. Whether you are another lawyer, a current or past client, we look forward to a nice dialogue about today’s legal trends. We aim to update our blog on a weekly basis, and check out our Facebook page for legal tips of the day.

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same sex sexual harassment
28Mar

Title VII Same-Sex Sexual Harassment

Despite the existence of laws prohibiting sexual harassment in the workplace, sexual harassment is nonetheless very common, including same-sex sexual harassment, gay harassment at work, male on male harassment, and woman on woman harassment. While sexual harassment federal law does not explicitly prevent LGBT gender based harassment in the workplace, more and more courts are ruling that sexual harassment Title VII law applies equally to same sex harassment. These new legal developments were caus...

Disability Discrimination Lawyers NYC: Being Employed with a Disability
03Jan

Disability Discrimination Lawyers NYC: Being Employed with a Disability

Prior to the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), discrimination in hiring, firing, and workplace conditions against the disabled occurred daily.  This discrimination happened in a widespread manner despite the fact that many persons with disabilities have a working functionality.  Disabilities are commonplace across the United States.  According to the 2011 American Community Survey, 37.3 million people in the country live with disabilities.  Of the working-age population, one-...

employment lawyer, employment law attorney
04Nov

Temporary and Permanent Workers Have Rights Too

It is not uncommon, particularly in today’s political environment, to paint immigrants as having fewer rights than U.S. citizens. This is true in some respects. For example, DACA recipients are widely held to not enjoy rights to gun ownership under the 2nd amendment. Most workplace discrimination lawyers and wrongful termination lawyers know better. In the employment context, employment lawyers know that immigrant workers (both temporary and permanent) enjoy many of the same protections that Ame...

sexual harassment lawyers
01Nov

Advice for the Everyday Victim of Workplace Sexual Harassment

Recent Hollywood celebrity harassment stories related to Harvey Weinstein have hit the news, but the issue of workplace sexual harassment is not new.  Rather, workplace sexual harassment is quite common and happens on a daily basis.  Even President Donald Trump has been accused of workplace sexual harassment in the past.  Additionally, investigations by human resources departments into allegations of workplace sexual harassment are often either slow or non-probing. Rose McGowan has called out Je...

wrongful termination lawyers NYC and NJ, employment lawyer NYC and NJ
19Oct

When a Termination is Illegal – A Brief History of Employee Legal Protections

Most people dread getting fired from their job. Termination carries so many negative consequences from a lack of immediate income to the possibility of long-term placement issues. Under the American system of employment law; however, a termination is not always illegal.  Not even close.  In fact, most of the time, firing an employee is perfectly lawful.  The American employment system is commonly known as at-will employment--in other words, any employee can quit for any reason and anyone can be ...

Termination, Earned Wages, and Severance Pay: What You Need to Know
14Aug

New York Federal Court Holds that Pre-Litigation FLSA Settlements Do Not Require Approval by the Court or DOL

In Gaughan v. Rubenstein, 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 107042 (S.D.N.Y. July 11, 2017), the Southern District of New York held that a pre-litigation settlement agreement releasing an employer “from any and all claims and rights of any nature whatsoever” is fully enforceable even without being approved by a court or the Department of Labor (“DOL”). By way of background, Plaintiff worked as a paralegal for Defendant (an attorney) at the rate of $17.50 per hour, with overtime at $26.50 per hour. After D...

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11Aug

Final Rules and Regulations for the New York City Fair Chance Act

Even when an applicant with a criminal history has shown extensive rehabilitation efforts and good conduct since the offense in question, many employers still nonetheless discriminate against, and refuse to hire, applicants with criminal records. As such, in 2015, New York City enacted the Fair Chance Act (“FCA”), more commonly known as the “Ban the Box” law, and on August 5, 2017, the New York City Commission on Human Rights’ Final Rules and Regulations (“Rules”) for the FCA went into effect.&...